You ever go out right after a rain storm and take a deep breath of fresh air? It feels very good and invigorating. Very energizing. What you are feeling is the negative ions that are in the air from the discharge of electricity. This negative charge in the atmosphere revitalizes the body’s cells.
The latest thing to come down the alternative health road is a thing that is called “negative ionization.” According to Healthy Planet Magazine, “Ion detoxification helps the body to remove toxins freeing your body’s immune system to fight disease and illness. Ion detoxification works by using an ion detox foot bath and warm water. A person immerses their feet in a foot bath of warm water while the ion generator produces millions of positive and negative ions. These ions flow through the body and attach to oppositely charged toxins, also known as free radicals, and are then drawn out of the body through the sweat glands on the bottom of the feet through the process of osmosis.”
There are two things about this statement that I’m not sure of. One is that the only way to remove toxins from your body is to either hook yourself up to a kidney dialysis machine or go through a process called chelation which mainly removes heavy metals from your body. Chelation requires hospitalization and is rarely used except in cases of heavy metal poisoning. Your liver and kidneys are responsible for removing most of the daily toxins from your body.
The second thing I doubt is that toxins can be removed through your feet. What is this anyway? First you have the foot pads and then you have ionization, all removing toxins through the soles of your feet. How do toxins end up in the soles of your feet anyway?
But regardless of the faulty health claims, inhaling some negative ions, like through an ionizer machine, energizes you and makes you feel good and there’s nothing wrong with that.
But if you’d still like to give the foot thing a shot, (what can it hurt?), the go to www.ionbodydetox.com. To get more information. The alternative if you don’t want to buy an expensive ionizer machine is to wait for a rain storm and then run outside after there is a lighting strike. That’s what I do.
Sometimes I live dangerously and go out during the storm. There’s something about a nearby lighting strike that is very invigorating. But you have to know what you are doing because it’s very dangerous.